Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) was established for the sole purpose of managing and operating Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for DOE's Office of Science. BSA, a limited-liability company, was formed as a 50-50 partnership between Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization, and The Research Foundation of State University of New York (SUNY) on behalf of Stony Brook University (SBU), the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities. BSA is the legal entity responsible for leading BNL successfully through the 21st century.
Both SBU and Battelle are strongly motivated to ensure Brookhaven's success. Being Brookhaven's closest university neighbor, SBU is the single largest user of BNL facilities; BNL facilities and scientific staff are essential to the vitality of the university's intellectual life and to the impact of many of its research programs. This expanding relationship includes joint appointments, joint initiatives, and SBU-BNL research endeavors.
A presence at Brookhaven enables Battelle to continue and advance its founding purpose "science in service to humanity," and to enhance the research partnership between Battelle and Brookhaven in major programs ranging from global climate research to nanoscience.
Brookhaven Science Associates is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors: Five appointed by the SUNY Research Foundation, five by Battelle, and one each from six of the nation's premier research universities: Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, and Yale.
The Board is responsible for:
Dr. Ronald D. Townsend is the current chair of the BSA board.
The BSA Board will be supported by several committees, including the Scientific & Technology Steering Committee, which will commission peer reviews of BNL's programs and scientific facilities, and advise the Board on scientific direction, user facility operation, and management and policy matters that directly affect the Laboratory's science mission.
Ronald D. Townsend
BSA Board Chair
Executive Vice President, Global Laboratory Operations, Battelle
Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.
BSA Board Vice Chair
President, Stony Brook University
Enrico Fermi Professor of Physics
Designee for: Lee C. Bollinger, President
Terry K. Brog
Chief Operating Officer, Energy & Environment Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stony Brook University
Robert A. Buhrman
Senior Vice Provost for Research
Designee for: David J. Skorton, President
Executive Vice President and CFO
Head, Futures Research
Vice Provost for Research
Designee for: Drew Gilpin Faust, President
Erik W. Pearson
Vice President, Strategic Planning, Global Laboratory Operations
Office for Brookhaven Affairs
Stony Brook University
Robert P. Redwine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Physics
Director, Bates Linear Accelerator Center
Designee for: L. Rafael Reif, President
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Battelle
President and Chief Executive Officer
Euclidean Capital LLC
A.J. Stewart Smith
Vice President, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Designee for: Shirley M. Tilghman, President
Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Designee for: Richard Levin, President
Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Chief Financial Officer, BSA
ALD for Finance, Brookhaven National Laboratory
General Counsel, Brookhaven National Laboratory